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Welcome to the Africa-Bayreuth International Alumni Network (afriBIAN)!

The Africa-Bayreuth International Alumni Network (afriBIAN) is supported by the DAAD and funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA) in the years 2020 and 2021.

Its founding members are alumni of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) but the network aims to include other alumni who did their PhD studies at the University of Bayreuth and who have been working on Africa-related topics in all academic disciplines as well.

The Project Team consists of coordinators and partners of the

  • University of Bayreuth, Germany,
  • Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya,
  • University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah, Fes-Sais, Morocco,
  • University of Jos, Nigeria,
  • University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, and
  • University of Sousse, Tunisia.


afriBIAN is proud to announce its first conference series “Rolling Religion on the African Map: Beliefs, Practices and Contentions in Times of Transition”.

The first conference entitled “Religion in Times of Transition” will take place at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah University in Fes-Sais, Morocco, from 16 to 20 November 2020.

Webmaster: Mirjam Straßer

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